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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG520QS - to buy or not to buy

I have a chance to buy a RG520QS for $380 with shipping and tax. it is about a 8.5.10 in terms of condition. No nicks, cracks, chips, scratches (some pick scratches as to be expected) or anything, just some mild fret wear from use. However it does not include a case, so I am wondering if you guys think this would be a good deal? I have done allot of research on them and I really want a mahogany bodied RG but I am not sure if this is a great deal. I have seen some on ebay for $500 or more, but you know how that goes. I have a new 1570 with cl/lf pickups as my main axe, I was thinking about buying this one and having it setup for drop tuning. Any opinions?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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Do it. I have one, like it better than other RGs.
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I found another one for $300 that has a case but it has some wear and nicks, not in that great of shape (not terrible THOUGH). Ugh, I don't know what to do. The one for $380 looks like it has been in a case most of its life.
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Re: RG520QS - to buy or not to buy

That's not a bad price, especially shipped. You might find one cheaper, but probably not by much (for a nice clean one). Original Edge, super wizard neck, H-H configuration. What's not to like? I have one and love it. Though my daughter has kind of adopted it as part of her collection...

EDIT: I'd rather spend a little more and get a nicer one, but that's me. Some prefer the pre-relic'd look. Don't want to make you feel bad, but I paid something like $150 ($185 - found the thread) for mine in a pawn shop that had no idea what they were doing, and it was m/l pristine.

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That's not a bad price, especially shipped. You might find one cheaper, but probably not by much (for a nice clean one). Original Edge, super wizard neck, H-H configuration. What's not to like? I have one and love it. Though my daughter has kind of adopted it as part of her collection...

EDIT: I'd rather spend a little more and get a nicer one, but that's me. Some prefer the pre-relic'd look. Don't want to make you feel bad, but I paid something like $150 ($185 - found the thread) for mine in a pawn shop that had no idea what they were doing, and it was m/l pristine.
This makes me want to wait. If it came with a case I think I'd do it but a case is going to run another $100.
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Re: RG520QS - to buy or not to buy

My bad - I misread thinking it DID have a case. Eh. You don't have to spend $100 on a case. But I hear you. 520's come along all the time. Maybe not for $185, but definitely in the $300-$400 range.
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I love my rg520qs! $380 is a little on the high side, but considering its condition and it includes tax and shipping, its a reasonable price. Is it the blue or the brown one? For comparison I got mine secondhand with a hardshell Ibanez case for $350.
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I wish I still had my 520QS REAL BAD. If you want a guitar that'll kick ass, go for it. Just don't expect to get the same money out of it when you go to sell it down the road.
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I love my rg520qs! $380 is a little on the high side, but considering its condition and it includes tax and shipping, its a reasonable price. Is it the blue or the brown one? For comparison I got mine secondhand with a hardshell Ibanez case for $350.
This, Paid 350.00 for mine with the case, great guitar for sure, love mine!
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I love my rg520qs! $380 is a little on the high side, but considering its condition and it includes tax and shipping, its a reasonable price. Is it the blue or the brown one? For comparison I got mine secondhand with a hardshell Ibanez case for $350.
It's the blue one. I think I'm going to wait, the fact that it doesn't come with the case bothers me, I'm sure another will pop up. Thanks for the input guys.
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